Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Antenna Concepts For Beginning Hams

This video is a recording of our May 9th, 2022 Beginner's Academy Talk on Zoom. We discuss concepts that apply to all antennas that beginners may find interesting.


Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Spring into Outdoors Ham Radio

This video is a recording of our Beginner's Academy Zoom meeting on April 24th, 2022. We discuss getting outdoors with Ham Radio in particular opportunities around Northwest Florida. Thanks to Steve WG0AT and Bob KK4DIV for their excellent Youtube Videos that we included. Now is the time to get outdoors and operate. Also, consider your plans for ARRL Field Day the last full weekend of June.


Tuesday, April 12, 2022

The Panama City ARC April 9th Tailgate was well attended


I was pleasantly surprised by all of the support I saw at our spring tailgate on Saturday.  This gives me great encouragement that our club is on its way back. There were many in attendance to browse the equipment for sale, check out the portable station setups in the field or just socialize with each other.  I believe the club has a great future ahead of us with this showing of support.  Thank you all. 


President PCARC 

Left to Right: Lew KK4YPA, Bob WB4BLX, Mark KD4IMA, and Doug KF4PFZ. Photo by Jimmy K4KHV

Frank KC8VKA setup

Bob KK4DIV setup

Keys and Keyers for Sending Morse Code

This is a recorded Beginner's Academy talk from the April 11, 2022 session. We cover straight keys, paddles, electronic keyers, keyers in your radio, and CW with the N1MM contest logger.

Monday, April 4, 2022

Panama City ARC Spring Tailgate Planned for April 9th, 2022

Please mark your calendar for the April 9th Club Tailgate. Come down to the clubhouse and park in the parking lot or the field where space is available. The start time will be 9 am and should go through lunchtime. Show us what you have to sell from your vehicle or just browse. You are welcome to demonstrate your portable radios if you like. The clubhouse restroom will be open. No food service is planned. Note the Wiregrass ARC will also have their Spring Tailgate on April 23rd. It is usually on the Square in Headland.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Learning Morse Code via CW Academy

This is a recording of our 3/21/22 Beginner's Academy Zoom Meeting. It highlights CW Academy from the CW Ops organization. This is not an official CW Ops video. I did include an excerpt of Eric Silverthorne's talk from the March 2022 QSO Today Ham Expo. He is a CW Academy Advisor. If you are interested in signing up please go to the CW Academy website. CW Academy student resources are available even if you are not signed up for a class.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Teaser

Just a heads up to register for the March 12/13 QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo. There will be about sixty presentations, build-a-thons, exhibits, and more. You can participate from your home or office. Enjoy!

Register here prior to the event.